BISG and NISO to CoHost 4th Annual Standards Forum at ALA’s Annual Conference

Building on three years of successful coprogramming, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will again co‐host The Changing Standards Landscape on June 25, 2010 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, directly prior to the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. This year’s free, half‐day program will focus on standards as they’re experienced by readers and other content consumers and feature thought leadership in the critical areas of identification, discovery and format. Those interested in attending should RSVP to nisohq@niso.org.

Todd Carpenter, NISO’s Managing Director, will be onsite to co‐chair the forum alongside BISG’s Executive Director, Scott Lubeck. Together they will guide attendees through three programmatic themes:

1. Identify and Describe
2. Format, Discover and Retrieve
3. Purchase and Use

The Changing Standards Landscape is organized jointly by the NISO and BISG. Both organizations support, promote and maintain standards and best practices in the information community. NISO focuses on publishers, libraries and the systems suppliers in information distribution. BISG focuses on the book supply chain of publishers, manufacturers, wholesale and retail suppliers.

For more information about The Changing Standards Landscape as it becomes available visit http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/ala2010/ or http://www.bisg.org/events‐0‐511‐bisg‐niso‐at‐alaannual‐conference‐2010.php.

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